FIDM Salutes TV Costume Design

Pictured above: One of Joan Bergin's designs for "The Tudors," last year's Emmy winner for "Outstanding Costumes for a Series."

The Emmy awards may be a couple of months away (Sept. 12), but you can brush up on the fashionable looks seen on the "small" (at least in my house) screen beginning July 29, when the Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising opens "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" at its Museum Galleries in downtown Los Angeles.

Now in its fourth year, the exhibition will feature Emmy-nominated costumes, as well as other costumes from recent TV shows and movies, including "Gossip Girl" (designed by Eric Daman), "Castle" (designed by Salvador Perez), "The L Word" (designed by Cynthia Summers), "Coco Chanel" (designed by Stefano De Nardis and Pierre-Yves Gayraud) and "Grey Gardens" (designed by Catherine Thomas). In addition, costumes by last year's Emmy winners, Joan Bergin ("The Tudors") and Donna Zakowska ("John Adams"), will also be on display.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 6, and admission to the galleries is free. For more information, visit or call (213) 623-5821 Ext. 2224.